Category Archives: Graphic Design

Mind The Gap - Johnston100

Johnston100 by Monotype

Edward Johnston created the font used by London Transport over 100 years ago. Since then, needs have changed — so Monotype were commissioned to redraw the entire set of glyphs, as well as creating new weights such as thin and hairline.

via monotype.com and itsnicethat.com

Social Media Kit Pro

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Social Media Imagery

Here’s the ultimate guide to creating social media imagery effectively in 2016, all in the same place.

Opengraph — why so many images?

Firstly, a great post by Garrett Heath at Rackspace that I’ve been using for a long time. It proposes a single 1600 x 800 image with safe areas that will work as opengraph images for unfurling on all the major social media channels — Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+. One image to rule them all, indeed (correct me if I’m wrong here, please).

One Image to Rule Them All

Dimensions — how wide, how high

Next up, the ultimate cheat sheet infographic from Jamie Spencer for image dimensions across Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn and YouTube. If you’re creating a profile on any of these, this should be your first port of call. Until they change, of course.

Facebook image sizes

PSD Approval Mockups

This leads me onto the last (but by no means least) link, you’ll be wanting some mockup PSD templates to demonstrate your great images. There are a bunch of sites out there with downloadable PSDs (this one from everyinteraction.com is pretty good), but the best one I’ve found is actually a plugin for Photoshop called Social Kit Pro. It downloads new versions when a template (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, VKontakte, Instagram, YouTube and Dribbble) is updated, for a single fee of $39.99 (£28).

Social Media Kit Pro - LinkedIn

Giorgia Lupi @ Accurat

Giorgia Lupi is an information designer in Brooklyn, New York. Her work and research challenges the impersonality that data might communicate, designing engaging visual narratives able to connect numbers to what they stand for: knowledge, behaviors, people. She is co-founder and design director at Accurat, a data driven research-design and innovation firm. She has been drawing weekly data as 1/2 of Dear Data from New York.

via brainpickings.com

NOTCOT.org

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The space-boyscout in Tom Sachs got together with the designer in Tom Sachs and they crafted together their very own super-official NASA shotgun.

via notcot.org and tomsachs.org

Adverblog

Digital advertising and marketing: only the best ideas worldwide, since 2003.

via adverblog.com

Variance by Jeremy Thorpe

Variance is an attempt to provide a creative tool for designers that can leverage some of the power of evolution. Using Variance, designers can harness genetic algorithms to brainstorm or refine compositional ideas. The classical design process becomes the Evolutionary Design Process.

via blprnt.com

Art. Lebedev Studio

We offer advanced industrial, graphic, web and interface design. We live the way we like. We work the way we believe is right. We dont give a shit about corporate values all together. All the award plaques end up hanging in our lavatory. We abhor buzzword combinations creative solution and business process optimization. The offers we send to our clients rarely exceed one page. The only principle we follow is just two words: No bullshit.

Founded in Moscow in 1995, Art. Lebedev Studio is the only design company in the world offering product design, city environment design, graphic design, websites, interfaces, packaging, interior design, typeface design, custom patterns, illustrations, and book publishing under one roof.

via artlebedev.com

VisualComplexity

VisualComplexity.com is a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project’s main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web.

via visualcomplexity.com

Design and the Elastic Mind (MoMA)

The landmark exhibition Design and the Elastic Mind explores the reciprocal relationship between science and design in the contemporary world by bringing together design objects and concepts that marry the most advanced scientific research with attentive consideration of human limitations, habits, and aspirations. The exhibition highlights designers ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and historychanges that demand or reflect major adjustments in human behaviorand translate them into objects that people can actually understand and use. This Web site presents over three hundred of these works, including fifty projects that are not featured in the gallery exhibition.

via moma.org

Foolish Videos

On April 1st 2001, fools dropped money in over fifty locations in the USA. Other campaign highlights include the annual Buy Nothing Day, and TV Turnoff Week. Has the wild human spirit been tamed? Is an oppositional culture still possible? Can we launch another revolution?

via adbusters.org

nothing media lab

“we are a multidisciplinary design agency formed by extraterrestrial life forms.”

“next to exploring new worlds and galaxies in outer space we work on projects from electronic media to print media, from multimedia to crossmedia. nothing is like the way we go: we are what we like to be: passionate, free and young. we are addicted to our work and we love our lightspeed rocket spaceship.”

via nothing.ch